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. >> this was an inaugural address where the president came out said i won the election and i'm going to be aggressive in the second term about pushing my agenda. >> and i think we had a clarifying moment and the president's speech put to rest, put to rest the idea that barack obama is a moderate. barack obama is a liberal. >> i don't think that absolutism, i'm sure the president would say the same, on the part of either party or any politician is helpful in terms of solving problems and obviously, if we're going to move forward we're going to have to find a way to come together to solve these problems. >> now dually reelected, he intends to pursue the course of that liberalism. he's going to pursue it as if he had from the election an enormous mandate. >> when i heard that was a liberal speech, i don't think it was a liberal speech, i think it's a popular speech. >> and the battle lines are clearly drawn and i don't think there's hope of-- barring unforeseen developments, that we'll have the unity that people in washington wished for so long. >> we believe strongly there are areas in common that we c
is about. not just about winning elections and hitting the 65% issues in the polls. leadership is about going to the people you represent and telling them the truth, whether it's a convenient truth or not, and explaining to them these are our options and this is the one i think is the best one moving forward for our country and for you and ultimately in a republic people decide whether tle want to support that or not and then the country faces the consequences of the decision made or not made. do you get frustrated sometimes? more frustrating in a country where you wouldn't debate the issues and have a chance to go to people and explain what you stand for or worry about speaking your mind because you could be put in jail by the governing party. i'm grateful i live in a republic and what i believe is still the greatest country in the history of the world. >> greta: senator, nice to see you. >> thank you. now this, this is very he bizarre, a new mystery surrounding the chandra levy case, almost 12 years after the murder of the washington intern, information so big, it has lawyers on both
, look, we're going to have to win some elections and get people up here in both chambers that are going to take this issue seriously. >> greta: and all parties. >> i think in our party-- everybody knows it's inevitable. the time will come when we have to deal with the issues and the sooner we deal with it, the better off we'll be. if we deal with them now we deal with them on terms. the longer we wait to save medicare, the more disruptive it's going to be, the more complicated it's going to be, if we act now, we can save medicare in a way that doesn't change it at all for people like my mom. >> greta: and why doesn't -- i mean, everyone knows it's getting worse and the long her you wait the bigger the problem, but the politicians push it down every three or four months. if everybody knows that why is there-- >> because to be quite frank, you've got elements in that party that refuses virtually any changes to the spending programs. >> does your party have any responsibility in this at all. >> our debt is a bipartisan debt no doubt about it. and if people want bipartisanship, there it is,
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